Silicon Valley / San Jose Business JournalThursday, July 29, 2010, 6:59am PDT | Modified: Thursday, July 29, 2010, 7:18am
Google added about 2,000 jobs this year with most of them coming in the second quarter. View Larger Google Inc. has increased its work force by about 10 percent in the first six months of the year and says it plans to keep up the hiring pace.
The Mountain View search giant added about 2,000 jobs to grow to nearly 22,000 workers between January 1 and June 30, according to regulatory filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission. About 1,200 of those new jobs came in the second quarter alone.
Google (NASDAQ:GOOG) has also said in those filings that it planned to significantly increase hiring even if it cuts into profits. Analysts say this is one reason why second quarter earnings fell short of expectations last week.
The hiring surge comes as Google pushes beyond search for its revenue, getting into smartphones and online software services.
The company is looking to hire several hundred people in Mountain View, including engineers, product managers, lawyers, advertising sales people, communications experts and others. It is also seeking engineers and sales people all around the world.